Mordecai

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Mordecai

(ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ; ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
2. (Bible) Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)

Mor•de•cai

(ˈmɔr dɪˌkaɪ, -ˌxaɪ)

n.
the cousin of Esther who delivered the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman. Esther 2–8.
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While somewhat fictionalized, the book is based on real events and brings in real-life Jewish resistance leaders such as 23-year-old Mordechi Anielewicz, who died when the uprising's command bunker was gassed by the Nazis in the final days of the standoff.
We remember that in the Biblia ladinada, Mordechi instructed Esther to not reveal her Jewish origins when arriving at the court: "non rreconto Ester su pueblo e su generaron que Mordecai mando a ella que non lo rrecontase" (688).
As a physician, he also noted that such a diet would preserve the prisoners "from the cruel disorder which the Indians call Mordechi [sic], proceeding from indigestion, and which is frequent and fatal in these climate, especially in a place where exercise cannot be taken".
The outsiders in the betting are Mordechi Vanunu at 14/1 along with Sergei Kovalyev.